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what-to-do-mindfulnessAnother word for mindful is aware. Being mindful or self-aware is of utmost importance when changing your relationship with food and body. It may be something as simple as taking a breath before your meal or learning to eat using the five senses. It can be awareness of thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Being mindful also includes meditation, whether it be for one minute or twenty. Mindfulness helps with portion management, eating all foods—even cupcakes. Incorporating a mindful lifestyle is beneficial and accessible.

This March, 2017, Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services of NYC opened a L’ifestyle Lounge in NJ to give you a second safe space to learn and practice self care. The L’ifestyle Lounge offers yoga, mindfulness and nutrition sessions. This is a weight neutral space, free of fad diet talk and accepting of all body types and ages. We welcome diversity and embrace differences. This is your new self-care studio where you will build a foundation on compassion and inner strength. You will learn how to use your best coping tool – the breath and of course, have time for just you. Melt away your worries and chillax with us:

MINDFULNESS Services

@ the L’ifestyle Lounge

Reserve a cushion/mat/chair and just chill. Join our 45 minute mindfulness meditations. Mindfulness can decrease your counter regulatory hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine. Turn off the outside world and tune in to your breath. This is about you and you only.

Letting Go 

Ages 16 through adult

Let go of your stress – envision your worries on a leaf, floating down the river. Close your eyes and inhale inner peace, because this is what this session will do for you. This is you practicing self-care!

5 Senses

Ages 16 through Adult

Whether you are eating, walking, loving or working, learn to make it a mindful experience. Each session will engage your senses whether it is sight, smell, sound, touch, or taste. Close your eyes and be in the moment. Just be in our safe space for self-care.

Empower

Ages 16 through Adult

Compassion and kindness will change your life and the lives of those around you. Let our facilitator walk you through a breathing exercise, guided imagery and even silence. This time is meant for you to unwind, and get a sense of clarity so that you can leave your cushion fresh and ready to embrace each moment of the day.

Progressive Relaxation

Ages 16 through Adult

This class teaches a two step-process that starts by having you tense your muscles and then relax them, while you observe the difference between the two. Potential benefits are diminished anxiety and heightened awareness of physical sensations. This technique is useful for people who have a hard time releasing emotional stress that manifests itself physically.

 

Sound Bath

Ages 16 through adult

This class is an immersive experience using soothing sounds and vibrational energy to deliver deep relaxation as a form of meditation.

Mindfulness classes will continuously be added to the schedule.

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